Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka are gems that offer four season fun from the moment you step out our front door. Boat and fishing expeditions, sailing, sandy beaches, bike, ski, and walking trails, regional parks galore, funky boutique shopping, leaf peeping, trolley rides, ice fishing, great restaurants, dinner theaters, bars, live music and a lovely arboretum are just a few of the many attractions and adventures available to our visitors.



Fishing Guides 

  • Great fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike, etc.

  • Excel Boat Club

  • Pike Dreams

  • Lake Minnetonka Guides

  • Bull’s Guide Service

  • Swede’s Guide Service

Golf Courses

  • Stonebrook – 15 miles, 7 day advance on-line res, 952-496-3171

  • Dahlgreen – 15 miles, 6 day advance res, 952-448-7463

  • Willingers – 45 miles, 9 day advance res, 952-440-7000

  • Chaska – 8 miles, 4-day advance res, 952-443-3748

  • Baker National – 6 miles, 5-day advance on-line res, 763-473-0800

  • Deer Run – 8 miles, 5-day advance on-line res, 952-443-2351

  • Bluff Creek – 8 miles, 952-445-5685

  • Island View – 12 miles, 952-442-6116

Biking – Endless trails 1/2 block from the inn!  Bikes available or bring your own.











  • Two clean, sandy public beaches

  • Tennis/Basketball – Outdoor public courts, good condition, one basketball, two tennis

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Snowmobiling – Cruise the lake (Bay Rentals 952-474-0366), or drive to northern trails

  • Excelsior Special Events – A calendar of events is put out by the Excelsior Chamber

  • Excelsior Dock Cinema – This wonderful old-timey movie theater has several screens and tasty popcorn – just two blocks down by the lake.

  • Old Log Theater – Live performances at this legendary professional theater.

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theater – This is the nation’s largest professional dinner theater! A short drive from the inn.

  • Arboretum – If you love gardens and nature, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is not to be missed! There are hiking trails, a gift shop and restaurant as well.

Other fun experiences in and around Excelsior...


Excelsior is known for annual celebrations and traditions, like Apple Days, Fourth of July fireworks, St Paddy's Day Run, Art on the Lake, Chriskindlmarkt, Halloween parade and fun, Big Island and Back kayak race, and more are added every year.  Check with the Chamber of Commerce for a calendar of seasonal events... https://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/events.html